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An Italian village is selling homes for $1.25 so it doesn't become a ghost town

On the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, the old village of Ollolai is at risk of turning into a ghost town.<p>Over the past half-century, the town's population has declined from 2,250 people to just 1,300. And now, there are hundreds of abandoned homes.<p>In an effort to lure new residents, Ollolai's …

Selling

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say No Is Brilliant

With so many things coming our way every day, Steve Jobs calls us back to the importance of focus with one prophetic quote.<p>In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs …

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions

Love is more than a feeling; it's a choice.<p>Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of …

Relationships

This waterproof hammock transforms into a portable hot tub

The Blue Hyrdo Hammock could be the thing you've been waiting for. It's built with two layers that are waterproof and insulated. You can use it as a …

Why the CIO will report to the CISO

The position we call CISO today will be something more similar to the chief information operations officer, says Carbon Black's Jeffrey Guy.

Cybersecurity

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This Map Will Show If Your Web Traffic Passes Through an NSA Listening Post

IXmaps wants to “make visible the secret, dangerous, often illegal forms of surveillance that are increasingly becoming part of everyday life.”<p>Internet data pinballs across national borders, and for Canadians this means potentially exposing it to eavesdropping by US-based corporations and the …

Once-banned Vigilante app now warns of nearby emergencies

Late last year, Sp0n released a Vigilante mobile app that was supposed to warn you of nearby crimes and emergencies. Or rather, it tried to release the app -- Apple quickly pulled the title after worrying that the name and focus encouraged users to thrust themselves into dangerous situations. After …

My Phone (Still) Knows Where All of New York City's Crimes Are Happening

Back in October we stumbled on a strange app called Vigilante. Push notifications would tell you about nearby robberies, shootings, and other crimes. …

Unhackable OS? CertiKOS enables creation of secure system kernels

Computer system security stinks, because our software is buggy and untestable in full. Great for cyber criminals, but not for us. So why doesn't …

Top phishing targets in 2016? Google, Yahoo, and Apple

For every new phishing URL impersonating a financial institution, there were more than seven impersonating technology companies.<p>Comparison of most …

Cybersecurity training management and skills assessment platform

No cost and open source cybersecurity massive open online course (MOOC) provider Cybrary announced the launch of its Teams training management and …

Analyzing KillDisk Ransomware, Part 2: Variants and Screen Unlocking

At McAfee Labs we recently analyzed the ransomware KillDisk. In part 1 of this analysis, we discussed the basics of the malware and its whitelisting …

Cybersecurity

Mimecast Report Indicates Cybersecurity Lags Behind Both Perceived Threat And Real Damage

Corporate cybersecurity has not kept up with either perceived security threats or damage resulting from security failures according to a report released today by Mimecast, an email security company. The Mimecast report combines the results of their Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA) with a …

With A Few Surprises, Cisco Releases 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report

At the end of January, Cisco Systems released their annual Cybersecurity Report (ACR) to the world. This report has become something of a tradition for Cisco, with this being the 10 th year running, and it’s always a good resource to keep your finger on the pulse of the rapidly changing field of …

Senators urge investigation into Donald Trump's reported use of personal 'insecure' Android phone

The US defence secretary has been urged to investigate "very troubling" reports that Donald Trump is still using his personal mobile phone despite warnings that it poses a security threat to the country and its allies.<p>US senators wrote to James Mattis, the US secretary of defence, warning that Mr …

These Are Some Frightening Ways Your Office Tech Can Compromise Employee Data

Hackers can gain access to corporate information in some creative ways, including through companies’ printers.<p>Ang Cui is the CEO and chief scientist of Red Balloon Security, but from 2008 until 2015 he was a graduate student at Columbia University, where he spent more time thinking about laser …